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Lorenzo

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
Jan 10, 2019 - 11:36pm PT
Height shrinks but arms don't?

They do if your arthritis is so bad you canít straighten them.
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
Jan 10, 2019 - 11:43pm PT


Is everyone using the same method and what is it?

Measure span, subtract height.


http://www.ape-index.com


Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado & Nepal
Jan 11, 2019 - 12:00am PT
OK thanks. I gained half an inch by measuring the span of both arms instead of just one. Strange that none of the directions online specified that.

I was thinking like an anthropologist where we see photos of various ancient humans lined up beside various apes to see their leg to arm ratio. The apes have their knuckles down down below their knees while human arms have shortened over time.



Lorenzo

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
Jan 11, 2019 - 01:38am PT
This site tells you how you compare to other apes and beasties.

https://www.bergfreunde.eu/ape-index-calculator/

Iím a little chagrined to be in the Emperor Penguin range.
looks easy from here

climber
Santa Cruzish
Jan 11, 2019 - 09:22am PT
6' with a +1.5

But my main climbing partner is 5'7" with probably a -1.5, and he's a way better climber than me.
CountryStrong

Trad climber
MA
Jan 11, 2019 - 09:44am PT
6' 2" plus 7"
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
Jan 11, 2019 - 05:10pm PT


Maybe we should segue to Sloth Index. (Leg vs arm ratio)

(I am too highly evolved in that measure also)

https://www.climbing.com/people/your-ape-index-and-other-really-super-important-measurements/
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Jan 11, 2019 - 05:34pm PT
T Rex seems to be doing OK, regardless of the -8 ape index!

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